Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 RS Spec Sheet

From the 2014 Archive


When it come to tight, steep, gnarly and rough; 26inch wheels with a burly tyre have never let us down, and that's not about to happen. While it's fashionable to assert all the pros and cons of various wheel sizes, sometimes you just need to get on and ride, and that's exactly what this bike is about, no-nonsense ride-ability in the most challenging of situations. Whatever the size of your round things.

The Alpine 160 has always been a big bike for big mountain trails; with its 160mm of travel, rider adjustable geometry through a sliding shock shuttle and a solid 142mm rear axle this version of the Alpine 160 is designed to extract maximum thrills out of the descents, whether they be Alpine or otherwise.

That’s not to say it’s a slouch on the climbs, the bike that will find traction where others fail and spin you to the top of technical climbs with ease. In the most literal sense of the term, the Alpine 160 is a mountain bike, built for anything.

Why the Alpine 160 RS?

A single chainring 1x10 set-up with a dropper post as standard equipment, this one's built for the tough guys. It's fast, big-travel trail bike and the perfect Enduro tool.

Alpine 160 RS Specifications

RRP £3,599.99
Sizes XS,S,M,L
Colour Jet Black
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque/ Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float Factory Series CTD Kashima
Swing Arm Maxle 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing
Forks Fox Float 34 26 160 CTD Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S
Front Mech MRP G3 Mini
Rear Mech Shimano Zee Shadow + 10spd
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Shimano SLX 180/180
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face Respond Single 32T
Cassette Shimano HG62-10 11-36T
Wheelset Hope Pro II Evo 15mm/142 x 12mm + Mavic EN321 26
Tyres Maxxis Minion F/ High Roller R 26 x 2.35
Headset Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer
Stem Race Face Chester
Handlebars Race Face Chester 740
Grips Strange Lock-on grips
Saddle SDG Falcon Orange Special Edition
Seat Post Rock Shox Reverb
Seat Clamp Strange QR
Pedals Flat


Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size XS S M L
Seat Tube Length 14.5" 16" 17" 19"
Shock Mount Slider Postion 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
A. Head Angle 65° 65.5° 65° 65.5° 65° 65.5° 65° 65.5°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73.5° 73° 73.5° 73° 73.5° 73° 73.5°
C. Top Tube 546 564 580 597
D. Top Tube (effective) 560 580 600 620
E. BB Height (from ground) 344 350 344 350 344 350 344 350
BB height (from axles 0 +6 0 +6 0 +6 0 +6
F. Chainstay 436 436 436 436
G. Head Tube 110 120 120 140
H. Wheel base 1136 1157 1180 1201
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160 160
Standover 750 760 775 790
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 690 mm Ø tyre.
Shock Mount Slider Position 1
Shock Mount Slider Position 2
technical Info
fork travel
160 mm 160 mm 140 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 215 mm
Rear Hub 142 mm x 12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur Band
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG (old)
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Trail 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 4.0 out of 5 stars

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.